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Posted on Nov 21, 06:05PM | IBNS
Wipro Technologies, the Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT), on Wednesday announced it has joined the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), to develop smartphone-based connected-car solutions.
The Car Connectivity Consortium is a body dedicated to developing cross-industry collaboration global standards and solutions for smartphone and in-vehicle connectivity.
Members of the CCC include the world leaders in auto manufacturing, mobile communications and consumer electronics. MirrorLink, a technology standard created by the consortium, ensures seamless communication between compliant smartphones and in-car systems like steering wheels, dashboard buttons and screens.
"The CCC is very pleased to have Wipro as a member," said Mika Rytkonen, chairman and president of the CCC.
"Like all of our members, Wipro has demonstrated vision and foresight by supporting MirrorLink. Wipro is a world leader in product engineering solutions and we look forward to the company's contributions to the connected car industry."
"We support Wipro in its spirit of collaboration to offer drivers and passengers a truly integrated connected driving experience in the future," said Shoji Suzuki from Clarion Co. Ltd., Japan, a leading manufacturer of in-car infotainment systems, also a core member of CCC.
"Wipro's deep experience in automotive infotainment and mobile technologies will help the consortium build industry standard solutions for the growing market."
Wipro has been working on standardizing experiences across different devices that will help achieve seamless infotainment.
In the automotive space, the company provides product development solutions for infotainment and telematics systems, body electronics, instrument clusters, power train and engine management systems.
More than 15,000 engineers are engaged with Wipro's Engineering R and D and Product Engineering Services. R and D services contributed to 12.4pc of Wipro's IT services revenue in FY 2011-12.